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IACUC-Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

May 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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UW Oshkosh Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Meeting

May 9, 2024

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

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Current IACUC Members (10 voting members) Quorum=6

Colin Long, Associate Dean COLS, IACUC Chair

Peter Gasper, Attending Campus Veterinarian

M. Elsbeth McPhee, Scientist, Environmental Studies

Courtney Kurtz, Scientist, Biology

John Scheelk, Retired Cartographer, Nonaffiliated

Stephanie Spehar, Scientist, Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures

James Koch, Scientist, Psychology

Michael Jasinski, Nonscientist, Political Science

Kelly Schill, IACUC Administrator, Sponsored Programs/Risk & Safety

Sara Hagedorn, Laboratory Animal Manager, Biology

Alternate IACUC Members

Dana Merriman, Scientist, Biology

Animal Care and Use Program Key Personnel

Edwin Martini, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Institutional Official for Research

Colin Long, IACUC Chair, Associate Dean of College of Letters and Science

Peter Gasper, Attending Veterinarian, One Medicine LLC

Kelly Schill, IACUC Administrator, Sponsored Programs

Sara Hagedorn, Laboratory Animal Manager, Biology


Meeting called to order at ____________ (Chair Long).

Attendance and confirmation of quorum

Review of Minutes from March 19, 2024, and March 22, 2024, IACUC meetings

New Business

Animal Use Protocols

New Animal Use Protocols (0)

Renewal of Animal Use Protocols (0)

Modification Requests to Animal Use Protocols (0)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (Hagedorn)

3-Year Renewal of Standard Operating Procedures

SOP # 1: Rat Care Procedure

SOP #8: Meadow Vole Care Procedure

SOP #9: Mouse Care Procedure

SOP #10:Hamster Care Procedure

Updated Manuals: (1) (Schill)

Investigator Handbook

PI Eligibility for IACUC protocols

Case by case determination for Emeritus Faculty and non-UWO employees (approval granted from VC for Research and Innovation or IO)

Unexpected Event/Problem Reports (1) (Schill/Hagedorn/Gasper)

Unexpected Event or Problem Report from 4/1/2024

Gerbil died under anesthesia during an IP tap procedure. Necropsy performed by Dr.Pete. There was no indication of protocol procedure error and gerbil likely had a bad reaction to anesthesia.

Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM): (0?) (Gasper/Hagedorn)

Semi-Annual Program Review and Facility Inspections: (Schill/Hagedorn)

Subcommittee conducted semi-annual facility inspections on May 2, 2024. Update on inspection results. (Hagedorn)

Program review for full committee discussion.(Schill)

Continuing Education (Schill)

Alternative Searches (Schill attended a virtual USDA Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) Workshop March 6-7. AWIC offers these workshops multiple times a year or online self-paced workshops.

AWIC library can assist with alternatives literature searches:

Institutions can request a training session (free resource)

AWIC has a monthly newsletter: Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) | National Agricultural Library (

Training Updates (Hagedorn)

Animal Care Training since last meeting:

Respirator Fit-Testing since last meeting:

Animal Facility/Maintenance Updates (Hagedorn)

Occupational/Environmental Health and Safety Updates: (Schill/Welch)

EH&S Committee:

Lab Shop Studio Safety (LSSST):

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC): Will meet in September or October unless a meeting is called prior for full committee business

Old Business

SOP # 51: Assignment of Animal Space in UWO Vivarium and Satellite Facilities (tabled at March 19 meeting)

Items from IACUC Administration/Compliance (Schill):

Request for feedback and information on updating the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

The following link was offered to request feedback and information on updating the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals:

Items from Chair (Long):

Items from the Veterinarian (Gasper):

Items from the IACUC:

Items from the floor (guests):

Meeting Adjourned at ___________ (Long).

Upcoming Meetings:

TBD- Fall meeting to be scheduled for September 2024. A doodle poll will be sent in July to schedule meetings for next academic year.

Kelly Schill